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Just wondering everyone's opinions.
 

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I dont think there is a best one, depends where your passion lays in the movement.
 

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I agree with vegansarawr. There is no "best".
 

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Everyone has their favorites...some of mine are: Sea Shepard Conservation Society, Best Friends, HSUS, Fund for Animals, Vegan Outreach, PETA and Farm Sanctuary. There are more, but that's what comes to mind at the moment.<br><br>
Stay away from WWF (World Wildlife Fund), they are a hunting group as are Ducks Unlimited. And Greenpeace does some questionable things.
 

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I like Farm Sanctuary and any animal/wildlife sanctuary's where they take care of injured animals etc., but I think they are all good (pretty much). I agree with Whisper. World Wildlife Fund and Ducks Unlimited are not the way to go.
 

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Generally local/regional orgs probably give the most bang for your buck when it comes to 'all in one' groups.<br><br>
For national groups I like narrowly focused ones. UPC is one of my favorites. <a href="http://www.upc-online.org/" target="_blank">http://www.upc-online.org/</a>. But it's really dependent on what you're looking for.
 

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I'm partial to the organizations that also rescue victims of the animal agriculture industry, such as Farm Sanctuary, Peaceful Prairie, Woodstock, etc., etc... Extra love for Farm Sanctuary though, as all my bovid and feathered friends live there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br>
But to echo the other's there really is no "best" one. It depends on what you feel and think.
 

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Another fan here of Farm Sanctuary. We also have some really good 'local' no kill shelters for cats/dogs who have an amazing group of volunteers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You might not want to go with the Humane Society. I had a bad experience with them some years ago. Found a starving declawed kitty whom I could not keep due to my apartment complex rules. Took her to to the Humane Society thinking they would find her a good home. (How stupid I was)! Later found out that they put her to sleep. Feel guilty to this day (20 years later)!
 

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I support PETA, really because without them I wouldn't know what I know now and I may possibly still be an omnivore. That being said, apparently a lot of people don't like PETA. Can't understand why myself?<br><br>
Whats the deal with WWF? I was thinking of supporting them after their adverts were shown on TV? Please tell me more..
 

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With WWF, basically, if it isn't about pandas or tigers, they don't care. They support animal testing, trophy hunting, ivory trade, seal slaughter in Canada, and probably whaling too unless that's someone else I'm thinking of.<br><br><br>
Edit: I also want to add I believe Defenders of Wildlife is about the same as well. If it's not about wolves, who cares. I remember reading something about them a couple years back about this, then checking their FAQ or About Us area and not liking what I was seeing at all, then I unsubscribed from everything from them and typed up a note in the "why you are unsubscribing" thing explaining my distaste of the practices or lack thereof.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Puppet Master</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2976456"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
With WWF, basically, if it isn't about pandas or tigers, they don't care. They support animal testing, trophy hunting, ivory trade, seal slaughter in Canada, and probably whaling too unless that's someone else I'm thinking of.</div>
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Are you serious? I didn't know that.
 

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Here's Philanthropedia's list of the top 15 national (US) Animal Welfare, Rights and Protection orgs:<br><br><a href="http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/top-nonprofits/national/animal-welfare-rights-protection" target="_blank">http://www.myphilanthropedia.org/top...hts-protection</a><br><br>
Or if you want to read it without following the link:<br><br>
Top 15 national nonprofit animal protection groups:
<ol class="decimal"><li>Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)</li>
<li>American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)</li>
<li>PetSmart Charities</li>
<li>Best Friends Animals Society (Best Freinds)</li>
<li>Farm Sanctuary</li>
<li>Maddie's Fund</li>
<li>Alley Cat Allies (ACA)</li>
<li>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)</li>
<li>Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)</li>
<li>Mercy for Animals (MFA)</li>
<li>Humane Alliance of WNC (Humane Alliance)</li>
<li>Sea Shepherd Conservation Society</li>
<li>New England Anit-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)</li>
<li>Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA)</li>
<li>Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)</li>
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Want more info, ya gotta follow the link!
 

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Animal Equality/Igualdad Animal is definitely my favorite but they are not in the U.S.<br><br>
For the U.S. as far as bigger groups go I love Mercy for Animals. I also love Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and also the Cove Guardians.<br><br>
My favorite sanctuary is Precious Life Animal Sanctuary. I volunteer there and the people who own and run it are amazing and it's just such a beautiful place and the animals are so loved and cared for. <a href="http://www.preciouslifeanimalsanctuary.org" target="_blank">www.preciouslifeanimalsanctuary.org</a><br><br>
Groups local to you is another great way as already mentioned. There are a lot of really small organizations that can use every penny they get and do more work with it than some of the bigger places with more overhead costs.
 

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You might not want to go with the Humane Society. I had a bad experience with them some years ago. Found a starving declawed kitty whom I could not keep due to my apartment complex rules. Took her to to the Humane Society thinking they would find her a good home. (How stupid I was)! Later found out that they put her to sleep. Feel guilty to this day (20 years later)!</div>
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There is a difference between your local Humane Society and then the "Humane Society of the United States" (HSUS). HSUS is a nationwide animal protection/welfare group, more than just your local shelter-running charities.
 

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<a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/advocacy/index.html" target="_blank">Vegan Outreach</a> is really good<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVp8oWbyDFc&feature=player_embedded</a>
 

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I like Red Rover. <a href="http://www.redrover.org" target="_blank">www.redrover.org</a>. Used to be UAN (United Animal Nations). They do a lot of great work!<br><br>
My local animal organization is EARPS, Inc. (<a href="http://www.earps.org" target="_blank">www.earps.org</a>), but I'm partial because I volunteer for them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">Hey Dave in Mpls,</span></em></h4>
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<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">I am talking to you because I trust Minnesotans! I have some dear friends in China who are very concerned about animals. I was looking for information to forward that might give ideas for a nationally based charity to help work with animals. I think their problems are very large</span></em></h4>
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<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">I looked at ASPCA and Humane Society as some kind of model. I see they are 1 and 2 on your list. Can you tell me why? It was hard to tell by reading if they sponser local shelters around the country. I also lookeed at overhead and CEO salaries. I would warn them about that aspect. I think a charity that takes donations or memberships would be good because the Chinese are very giving people.</span></em></h4>
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<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">Have you got any ideas?</span></em></h4>
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<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">Thanks</span></em></h4>
<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">Karen Koerner</span></em></h4>
<h4><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">St Cloud MN</span></em></h4>
<h4><em><a href="mailto:[email protected]"><span style="color:#0000ff;">[email protected]</span></a></em></h4>
 

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<p>Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is my number one fav. No scandals, no questionable actions, no bull****. They are who they are. And I can't think of a single animal rights group (or any charity for that matter) that has done more for the environment or marine life. Looooveee them <3<br><br>
My second favorite is Mecry for Animals. Nice group although I do wish they promoted veganism as much as they do vegetarianism.<br><br>
Next is probably is the Farm Sanctuary and the Gentle Barn. I love farm animals and I think it's great that they give them a wonderful home. And letting the public interact with these wonderful animals is probably one of the best ways to promote veganism.<br><br>
Last is PETA. They're okay, without them we wouldn't have some of the wonderful protests they put together. Notice I said some. I think having naked women in cage or KFC bucket tends to send the wrong message. And I don't understand how they think a porn site is going to do anything other then make people think animal rights is a joke. However all that aside I have to admit they've done some great things for animal rights.</p>
 

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<p>I love:</p>
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<p><span style="color:#0000ff;">Mercy For Animals</span> (Does really nice ad campaigns and is known for their "Farm To Fridge" tour which was completely awesome.)</p>
<p><a href="http://www.mercyforanimals.org/" target="_blank">http://www.mercyforanimals.org/</a></p>
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<p><span style="color:#006400;">Compassion Over Killing</span> (Is good at promoting cruelty free options in restaurants. Also head of the "We love Subway" campaign. Also is involved with "GoodSearch", a search engine where money is donated to your charity every time you search around online.)</p>
<p><a href="http://www.cok.net/" target="_blank">http://www.cok.net/</a></p>
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<p>and <span style="color:#a52a2a;">Vegan outreach</span>. (Known for their leaflets and animal rights brochures. They have good information all around. :) )</p>
<p><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganoutreach.org/</a></p>
 
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